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Brindle chihuahuas

What is a brindle chihuahua?

When referring to a brindle chihuahua, we aren’t speaking on a type of the breed, but rather on the color and patterns of the chihuahua’s coat. The coating of a brindle chihuahua can be described as “striped” or “blotchy” or “streaked”. The dark stripes on brindle coats may have the appearance of “heavy” or “light”. A heavy brindle will give the chihuahua more of a dark appearance, while the light brindle will be much less of a dark dominant overall color.


Brindle chihuahua

Breeding a brindle chihuahua

Chihuahuas with the brindle gene are quite rare to find. This is in part because the best way to produce a brindle puppy, is to mate two brindle chihuahuas together. Mating a solid coated chihuahua with a brindle coated one could produce a brindle chihuahua, but the chances are much lower. Although you may produce some more specific, wonderful colors by mating a more rare solid colored chihuahua with a brindle chihuahua.


Brindle chihuahua laying in grass

Adopting a brindle chihuahua

Brindle chihuahuas are rare to an extent, but not quite rare enough that they deserve some premium of $3000.

There’s no reason anyone should be trying to sell one for any more than the normal price of chihuahuas. A quick search will find you a number of them up for adoption or for sale for around $500 give or take.


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More info

  • Both the long hair and short hair Chihuahua’s can be brindle, although the brindle is a bit more difficult to notice on longer hair.
  • Many other animals may also be brindle such as cows, horses, and pigs.
  • There are no personality differences between a regular coated chihuahua and a brindle chihuahua.
  • Brindle isn’t specific to only two colors, there may also be a third color respectfully named “trindle” normally in Chihuahua’s this color is white.
  • Brindle may also be merged with merle chihuahuas
Brindle and semi brindle chihuahuas
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